Google Tells Court Allowing Free Speech Would Be 'Disastrous'

Chris Menahan
Nov. 02, 2018

It's amazing how the same people demanding we "bake the cake" transition into free-market libertarians when their own corporate power is on the line.

From NewsBusters:
Google does not seem to want to change for the sake of its users.

According to an October 31 Bloomberg article, Google filed a statement with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in response to a lawsuit challenge by conservative outlet PragerU. In the filing, Google argued that government regulation would have “disastrous practical consequences.”

Google further argued that enforcing the First Amendment to an online platform “would undermine important content regulation.” In the filing, the company said, “If they are bound by the same First Amendment rules that apply to the government, YouTube and other service providers would lose much of their ability to protect their users against offensive or objectionable content -- including pornography, hate speech, personal attacks, and terrorist propaganda.”

Bloomberg’s Peter Blumberg wrote that Google “made clear that even if it does discriminate on the basis of political viewpoints -- which it denies -- it can’t be forced to change.”
It's almost hard to believe those words are being spoken by the same social justice warriors who put out propaganda videos weekly demanding the majority of Americans be forced to change to suit the desires of a tiny minority.

Fortunately, with Thursday's "Google Walkout" in reaction to Google exec Andy Rubin quietly getting a $90 million payoff despite allegedly forcing an employee to perform oral sex on him, they're now being hoisted on their own petard:

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